It is absolutely no surprise that when it comes to contemporary homes it is the synergy between the structure and its environment that is increasingly becoming the top priority for homeowners.
Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
A stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the living zone while it is natural timber sourced locally that dominates the bedroom scenery. Each room flows into the next seamlessly and the lovely rustic flair is maintained by keeping things simple and true to the local architectural principles. A splendid mountain home that is an absolute showstopper!
It is the top floor that holds the master suite and additional bedrooms. Each level flows into the next in terms of both style and ambiance as the wooden staircase and series of light wells create a sense of continuity. Bright color is kept to an absolute minimum inside the house with wall art and lighting fixtures adding hints of liveliness and energy.
Nestled in a riverside suburb of Brisbane Australia adopts a soothing coastal style combined with modern refinement that turns it into an ergonomic and inviting family home. Designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects this Aussie home uses greying timber and a host of natural finishes to achieve this unique ambiance.
A stone wall in the living room acts as a charming accent addition that veers away from the coastal style of the home while understated décor and a muted color scheme create a smart alchemy between contemporary finesse and beach-inspired hues.
It is the lower level of the house that holds the living areas while the top floor contains the master suite along with additional bedrooms and guest spaces. An opening in the top level fashions a spacious double-height kitchen and dining area that adds to the cheerful breezy character of this modern coastal residence.